View Poll Results: How long have you breastfed or do you plan on breastfeeding for?
0-3 months 6 2.51%
3-6 months 13 5.44%
6-9 months 8 3.35%
9-12 months 20 8.37%
12-18 months 70 29.29%
18-24 months 70 29.29%
24-30 months 37 15.48%
30-36 months 27 11.30%
Other (please explain) 42 17.57%
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:04 AM   #11
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

All 3 of mine are nursing, we've yet to go through any weaning yet (except for the natural cutting back that comes with CLW! )-

DD1- 49 months
DD2- 22 months
DS- 2 weeks

I suppose I'd qualify for "crazy" too.

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Old 03-17-2010, 03:31 AM   #12
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

DD is 19 months old and down to 1-2 short nursing sessions a day. I'm strongly encouraging her to wean since I find nursing SO uncomfortable while pregnant. I don't see it happening for at least another month or two though.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:55 AM   #13
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

We are a little over a year and going strong! I have no plans to force her to stop (though her dentist has other ideas :eyeroll anytime soon. Right now no matter how much food she eats she still wants to nurse afterwards. It is kind of funny that she will decide she is done eating go play for a few minutes and then come flying back to mommy for Nummies.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:15 AM   #14
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

My son will be 5 in June and he still nurses occasionally. Sometimes once a day sometimes not for a few days.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:18 AM   #15
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

With my first two, I cut them off cold turkey on their 1st birthday 'cause that's what you're supposed to do. I made so many decisions I regret with them though.
#3 is now 13mo and still going strong. She hardly eats any solid food, but nurses every couple hours(or more) all day and all night. I have no plans to wean her. It will be on her terms.
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

DS2 is 6 months and he'll only nurse 1-2 times a day if that much. I always offer but many times he refuses at this point. I don't want to lose it though :-( DS2 I stopped at 7 weeks...with DS2 its so much harder because i was determined to make it work but we keep having so many obstacles thrown at us it is so hard. If I had it my way i'd let him self wean too...having to work hasnt helped one iota because he loves those freaking bottles.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:28 AM   #17
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

My little guy was about 17/18 months when we stopped nursing, I think he could have been done around 15 months but since we are delaying vax (or maybe not getting them...idk yet) we kept going but with ds on the way it wasnt very comfortable, and he could go days without nursing so about a month and a half before she was born I stopped offering, he's asked a couple times and once i let him, but thats about it...I'm glad I nursed until dd was born though because I didnt have to wait for my milk to come in (it came in like 3 days after ds was born!) AND my nipples didnt get sore!
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

DS1 weaned at 11 months-- I was pregnant w/ DS2 and he just refused my milk.
DS2 did the same thing at 10 months, when I was pregnant with DS3. My midwife explained it was most likely the colostrum coming in they didnt like.
And DS3 will be 15 months tomorrow and is still nursing. Only twice a day though, and I don't see it being long before he is completely done... unless he decides to get stingy once the baby comes & not give it up because someone else is after his milk.
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

honestly, this may not be the best place to take a poll like this. i don't really see it being an accurate depiction of most people. i love everyone on here but we may not always be considered "the norm" . it may be on the rise but but is probably not as huge as it may seem on this board.
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Re: How long has your LO breastfed?

DS weaned at 2 years, 8 months. DD will be breastfed until she weans whenever that happens to be.
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